Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Clematis macro

Another showy magenta flower from May of this year.

Deep magenta clematis flower, with its exciting yellow center

Deep magenta clematis flower, with its exciting yellow center

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Published Tuesday, November 22, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose campion with raindrops

Here’s a shot from the other side of the year. Raindrops look good on summer flowers!

Old-fashioned Rose Campion bedecked with raindrops

Old-fashioned Rose Campion with gray-green foliage, bedecked with raindrops

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Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Short break

Hello, dear blog readers. Various technical difficulties including changing web hosts are creating a break in my usual happy blogging. But never fear, not forever. Another week or so and we’ll be back. Here’s a pretty picture of my favorite place, Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, with this year’s version of its lovely fall display on a dark day.

Mums and coleus and maidenhair ferns at the magnificent Volunteer Park Conservatory

Mums and coleus and maidenhair ferns at the magnificent Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dripping leaves

We’ve had a LOT of rain. Here are some lilac leaves in my front yard.

Colorful leaves dripping in the rain in the Pacific Northwest

Colorful leaves dripping in the rain in the Pacific Northwest

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Published Saturday, October 15, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double Delight in a bouquet

No fun going out in the wind and rain, so here are some more roses.

Mixed garden roses in a bouquet

Mixed garden roses in a bouquet

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Published Thursday, October 13, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Green and gold leaves

This tree with some yellow leaves and some still green can’t seem to make up its mind. Fall is here!

Autumn tree leaves reflected in a window

Autumn tree leaves reflected in a window

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Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fabric art house

Saw this remarkable house in Edmonds, WA. Guess an artist lives there!

Entire outer wall of home in Edmonds, WA is covered in multi-colored fabric art.

Entire outer wall of home in Edmonds, WA is covered in multi-colored fabric art.

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Published Tuesday, October 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Puget Sound from the viaduct

Seattle’s viaduct is still with us, but not for very much longer after the tunnel is completed. I will miss these views.

Dramatic sky over Puget Sound, looking west from the viaduct in Seattle

Dramatic sky over Puget Sound, looking west from the viaduct in Seattle

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Published Saturday, October 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose bouquet on gray

It’s still raining, so I’m glad I cut my roses.

Different colors of garden roses on a gray background

Different colors of garden roses on a gray background

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Published Thursday, October 6, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bucket of roses

The weather in Seattle is supposed to get seriously rainy, after some very fine fall weather. The only thing to do is go out and cut all the open roses for bouquets, because they’ll only get destroyed. Bonus image below of the bouquets!

Cut the open roses ahead of the rain coming

Cut the open roses in my garden ahead of the rain coming

And here are the bouquets they made, on my kitchen counter.

Garden roses smell so heavenly

Garden roses smell so heavenly. These bouquets will go throughout the house.

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Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest shadows

Just a few short weeks ago, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

Leaves throw sharp shadows against an old tree trunk

Leaves throw sharp shadows against an old tree trunk

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Published Tuesday, October 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flapjacks

I think this is the cutest succulent I ever saw, in Edmonds WA, growing low on the ground, outdoors on a downtown street. With a name tag!

Kalanchoe T 'Flapjacks"

Kalanchoe Thrysiflora ‘Flapjacks’ each one about the size of my hand

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